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The Grand Finale Bounty:

beets
bok choi
cabbage

cauliflower
daikon
garlic
kale
leeks
napa cabbage
parsley
radishes
rutabaga
salad mix
sweet potato
turnips
winter squash
 

Winter Storage Resources

Root Cellaring

Root Crops

The Pedersen Method

In Your Closet


The Community Farm Cookbook is also a great resource for veggie storage advice.  Check it out!





 
grand finale
Twenty-three weeks ago, this season's journey began with our first distribution.  We were rich in spinach, and had no idea of what a hot and dry Summer lay around the corner. We had an excellent class of 9th graders from the Steiner High School join us for a week of working, playing, and learning together.  The school year ended, and our farm was filled with an incredible group of student interns.  We pushed through the heat together and plunged into great conversations (and honed our basketball skills while we were at it).  The tomatoes were generous and the mosquitoes almost entirely absent.  And have you ever seen (or eaten) so many peppers?!? Fall has been gentle and the greens are happy.  We have less daylight to work with, but so much warmth and color.  
Each season is a bit different, and yet there are lots of commonalities threading through our farm's experience.  We are so grateful to co-create with you a space that is safe and beautiful and vibrant, and to enjoy together everything that comes forth from that effort.  It begins with our biodynamic methods and our callused hands, but it is only possible with the support of the incredible group of people we call members -  your values, enthusiasm, and participation.  This collective positive energy seems increasingly important and increasingly rare.  Thank you for sharing in it with us.  

We are excited to join you Sunday, from noon to 4, to celebrate another fantastic season.

Love from the farm
What to Bring to the Grand Finale

a watch that has fallen back - remember Daylight Savings time begins the night before!
 
boxes, bags, a wagon, a helpful friend!  This share is much larger than your weekly pick-up. Come prepared to pack up around 100 pounds of food.

any outstanding monies owed to the farm - whether it's the remainder of your share cost, your assessment, or a down-payment for next year's share (we'll have reservation forms!), this is the time to settle up accounts.

warm clothing - it's rumored to be pretty warm on Sunday, but bring some layers so you feel comfortable hanging out for a while.

a little extra time - what a great day to spend at the farm!  In addition to your produce, we'll have several farm member vendors offering: knitted winter-wear, beeswax candles, heirloom dry beans, eggs, salves, hot sauce, the farm ZINE, and more!  Visit with the animals, tour the farm, and soak in the season.
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